Monday, February 18, 2013

Customer service FAIL

So for Valentines Day I picked up a Ruger 44 Mag Carbine for the misbeHaven. It goes so well with here Anaconda in 44 Mag. I have a 1-4X scope that I wanted to mount on it so she could snap shoot hogs and have some magnification for longer precise shots. I consulted the Weaver manual and determined the two mounts needed to make this happen, (one mounts to the receiver and the other mounts to the barrel)went on Brownells and ordered them. Once they came in I mounted them and proceeded to mount up the scope. One problem, if the scope was sitting in the rear ring properly, it was about 0.050" high floating above the front ring! That is not good and putting the front ring together and tightening it would tweak it all kinds of out of shape and point it down at the barrel. I sent Weaver a note explaining what I had done and what I was seeing and asked if there was any known issue with this particular combination.

The response, The mounts are different heights because one mounts on the barrel and one mounts on the receiver. Otherwise, if the scope wouldn't mount, send the mounts back and they would refund my money.

I responded by pointing out that I had mentioned that I knew the two mounts were different heights and that the problem wasn't that but that when they were mounted on the gun, the rail bevels were not lined up with each other. (That would be the whole reason they are different heights after all) and that I was not interested in a refund, I was interested in getting a scope mounted to this rifle. I stopped short of questioning the reading comprehension of the person who responded (ExpertTech@weaver.com) since they just parroted what I had already written that I understand as what was my most likely problem. Since then, crickets!

Guess if I want this done right I'll have to do it myself. Like measuring the rail height difference and taking the rear mount off and putting it on a mill and hoping my measurements are correct and that I can get the correct radius on the underside cut.

What happened to taking care of the customer? What happened to actually reading what the customer wrote?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Circle of Life

So after a great day on the range yesterday as I was driving home, I got a message from my sister. My Uncle Ed had passed away. So I'm about to leave for a family gathering this evening. It happens to us all. But I am still saddened by it. Ed was a great guy and we will miss him.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Defensive Long Gun AAR

Great day on the range. Although long, 12.5 hours door to door. We had 15 folks out to class, one with a shotgun, one with an AR-10 and the rest running AR-15's. Two of those with cans, one in 300Blackout and one 5.56. I have to say I was quite impressed with the can on the 5.56 it was rather quite even with supersonic rounds. The Blackout was setup to cycle with subsonics without the can so with the can in place it was throwing brass half way across the range.

Meanwhile, I got to meet Tyler Kee of The Truth about Guns.

Overall it was a great class. Got people thinking about when and how they would need a long gun in self defense and gave them a chance to wring out their gun and gear.

Now it is time for a shower and a nap.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Magazine Clip? WTH

Seriously, can someone explain to me what the heck a magazineclip is?

Fox News needs to get their act together. I am sure they are just parroting some nonsense they got elsewhere.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Todays Visitors / Random Aircraft Sightings

So a group of Marines got lost. Is it a group, a flock or a murder?

Actually they had to sit out the weather. Yeah Right, we just happen to have a Freebirds nearby.

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I just love the way the slide into place.

Monday, February 4, 2013

You do carry a flashlight right?

Everywhere?

So, I hear there was some sort of professional easter egg toss last night that in the middle of it the power went out and half the stadium was in the dark. Just one more example of why you should carry a flashlight everywhere all the time. You never know when power is going to go out and you will be left in the dark. Even if it is a simple keychain light it is better than nothing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Think You're having a bad day?

So, imagine you are a used airplane salesman. You are taking a prospective buyer on a test flight when out of the blue (literally) a wheel/tire smacks into the plane and takes out a chunk of fuselage and the windshield!! Now imagine that you are the pilot of a Cessna going for a flight when you hear a clunk and in talking to the tower realize you have lost a wheel/tire off of your aircraft. Now you have to land the beast without a wheel on one of the landing gear.

Fortunately both aircraft made it to the ground safely with no injuries. What are the chances that a part falling off of one aircraft will just happen to impact another aircraft flying a few thousand feet below it?

Bad day indead but could have been worse.